On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1979

Historical Events

  • Iran resumes petroleum exports
  • Voyager I's closest approach to Jupiter (172,000 miles)

Famous Birthdays

  • Tang Gonghong, Chinese weightlifter

Famous Deaths

  • Vicente Ascone, Italian composer, dies at 81
1979 Highlights

About March 5, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years and 9 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Pisces